Classes

Adult Pottery Class Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 1:30pm and 6:30pm

In weeks 1 to 4 beginners will be introduced to handbuilding techniques, pinching, coiling and slab work, plus basic decorative and glazing techniques. Continuers are welcome to join in to refresh their skills or work on their own projects with teacher guidance.

In weeks 5 to 8 you will be introduced to wheel work, centering the clay and basic forming and trimming techniques.

A basic set of tools and a bag of clay can be supplied at a cost of $45 payable in cash on the first session. Phone or text Ingrid on 0423 124 473 to order your kit when you enrol, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will be using white earthenware clay which is availabe from Artsup in Kingswood where you can also purchase a basic set of tools. Show your membership card for discounts on tools and brushes. Not available for clay though.

Materials List:

 A bag of Keanes #37 Earthenware clay - only bring a quarter of the bag each session (If you cannot get to the shop please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrange to purchase through the centre at $25 per bag)

A set of basic tools including:

needle tool

rubber kidney

metal serrated kidney

small sponge

small sharp knife - like a paring knife or scalpel

toothbrush

apron

large freezer bags or zip lock bags

permanent marker

small jar with tight lid 

towel

1 inch (3 cm) goats hair brush - soft for glazing

#10 hogs bristle paint brush - just a cheap one

a few cheap watercolour brushes in different sizes including a small fan brush

You are welcome to use the centre's basic set of glazes which is covered by the $15 glaze and firing fee, but if you want some specific colour or effect you will need to purchase your own. Make sure you get earthenware glazes.